I sometimes feel I don’t fit people’s preconception of what an autistic person is like. This can make life difficult when it comes to relationships. People may not realise that I am struggling and the impact that being autistic has on my day to day life. They may see me out and about and think I’m doing fine, but they don’t see me when I’m at home having a meltdown. They can’t equate this with the articulate, outgoing person they see on the outside.